Income Property

The WORST episodes of Income Property

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Host and renovation expert Scott McGillivray will help homeowners with high mortgage payments and low cash flow create "rental suites" in their homes as a way to help cut monthly expenses. Each episode will reveal how homeowners turn their unused rooms into rental spaces and increase the overall value of their house.

Last Updated: 4/12/2022Network: HGTV Canada
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Bonnie & Merv
star
6.67
9 votes

#1 - Bonnie & Merv

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2010

Bonnie & Merv have credit card debt in addition to a big mortgage. Bonnie & Merv need Scott’s help to complete their basement income suite so that they can get out of debt and down the aisle before the end of the year.

Tracey
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6.88
8 votes

#2 - Tracey

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/8/2010

Tracey fell in love with her home the first day she saw it. In the ensuing months, she has done more destruction than construction and has lost the passion she once felt for her home. Tracey needs to complete the renovations in the upper unit and get it rented in order to finance the renovations for her own apartment and fall in love with her house again.

Asad
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6.89
18 votes

#3 - Asad

Season 10 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/14/2015

Asad, a stage hypnotist, needs to rent out his condo while he’s away performing so he can make extra money to develop a broadway show.

Jeff & Kirsti
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6.92
12 votes

#4 - Jeff & Kirsti

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/14/2013

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds living the big-city life: paying too-high rent for a small apartment in the sky, and relentlessly working 9 to 5. They want to become the couple that’s ahead of the pack, choosing work based on passion versus financial need. Scott shows this ambitious couple how to balance an investment property with a home - large enough to accommodate their expanding family.

Peter
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6.94
16 votes

#5 - Peter

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2008

Peter purchased an expensive, fully renovated Victorian in a hip downtown neighbourhood last year. Adding a potential rental suite in the basement was his plan and the key to bringing down his substantial mortgage.

Michael & Karen
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6.94
16 votes

#6 - Michael & Karen

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2013

Michael and Karen have a beautiful baby boy and a nice house in the suburbs. The only problem is that they never see each other because of Karen's two hour commute. They want to move downtown but need a home with an income property in order to afford it. Scott helps them decide between two homes right downtown, and a newer home just outside the downtown core.

Lisa
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7.00
7 votes

#7 - Lisa

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/22/2010

Lisa has been waffling over creating an income suite for the last five years and has lost potentially $50,000 in income. If she doesn’t stop procrastinating and install an income suite in her basement, she risks both her own future as well as her mother's.

Nancy
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7.00
14 votes

#8 - Nancy

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2011

Nancy needs to reconfigure the basement apartment in her bungalow in order to create a separate, self-contained apartment, which she can rent out to alleviate the burden of her monthly expenses as sole provider for her family.

Kat & Andrew
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7.00
13 votes

#9 - Kat & Andrew

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/23/2015

Kat and Andrew need to rent their main floor to fund fertility treatments. They want children as quickly as possible so Kat can have preventive surgeries to reduce her risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.

Ashley & Tyler
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7.06
18 votes

#10 - Ashley & Tyler

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/7/2015

Ashley and Tyler, a young urban couple, need to renovate their uninhabitable rental property because they have big dreams of supplementing their retirement with real estate.

Martin & Isadora
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7.08
13 votes

#11 - Martin & Isadora

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2008

Martin & Isidora have found their dream home, but the basement needs a lot of work. Closing date has been pushed up by 3 months, and they have already promised their tenant she can move into their basement apartment 15 days after they take possession.

Cheryl & Amreed
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7.09
11 votes

#12 - Cheryl & Amreed

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/24/2014

Cheryl and Amreed desperately want to start their lives together, but the only way that they can afford to lay down roots with their own property is to buy one with a rental apartment. They’ll use the apartment to supplement their mortgage and monthly household bills, while repaying Cheryl’s student loans, and finally living under one roof.

Laura & Peter
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7.10
10 votes

#13 - Laura & Peter

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/4/2010

Laura and Peter need to convert the office space in the basement into an apartment suitable for their cool neighbourhood in order to take control of their spiraling debt and mortgage payments. Without the rent, Laura and Peter will have to face the fact they cannot afford the house and will have to sell.

Rob & Tricia
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7.11
9 votes

#14 - Rob & Tricia

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/10/2012

Rob and Tricia are the first in their neighbourhood to consider creating an income suite. They believe their unused basement is a favourable bet that will help them save for their son’s education and their own retirement fund.

Crystal & Courtney
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7.13
8 votes

#15 - Crystal & Courtney

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/2010

During 18 months of unemployment, Crystal came to depend on her improvised, second floor apartment to avoid defaulting on her mortgage while racking up major debts to keep the house running. The tenant is now gone and the debts accumulated will take years to pay off without a consistent income from the half story apartment.

Rushad & Lizzy
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7.13
8 votes

#16 - Rushad & Lizzy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2010

Rushad wants to move out of his parents’ house and into the triplex he bought last fall. Unfortunately, unless he can get the main floor/basement suite renovated and rented, that’s never going to happen. Rushad needs the income from two of the three suites to help cover his costs.

Andrea & Luke
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7.13
8 votes

#17 - Andrea & Luke

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/1/2010

Andrea and Luke have a five-year financial plan based on the second floor apartment being consistently rented. Without the income generated from this apartment their goal of starting a family in a single-family home will be jeopardized.

Melanie & Pavan
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7.14
14 votes

#18 - Melanie & Pavan

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/9/2011

Melanie & Pavan discovered problems with the basement apartment while Pavan’s sister was living there. When she left over a year ago, they planned to soundproof and upgrade the out-dated unit. However, neither one of them is handy nor do they know where to start. They need help getting this project started and getting it finished.

Julia & Andy
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7.15
13 votes

#19 - Julia & Andy

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2009

Julie and Andy intend to renovate the existing income suite in their new home. They just can’t make it happen: they have demanding careers and no renovation experience. Their sweet little income suite needs Scott’s skills and reno savvy.

Brad & Nikki
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7.15
13 votes

#20 - Brad & Nikki

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/15/2008

Brad and Nikki always knew what neighbourhood they wanted to live in, but they also knew they needed an income property to be able to afford to live in it. So when they found their first home with a basement apartment complete with a quality tenant, they thought they were set.

Sherief & Christine
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7.22
9 votes

#21 - Sherief & Christine

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/26/2014

Sherief and Christine need to find a house with an income suite so that they can afford to move their four children under 7 years of age into a bigger home. Christine won’t be able to return to the workforce for another four years, and Sherief already works “all day long”. They need Scott’s help to find a large home with a basement apartment that they can rent to supplement all of the additional costs that come with a larger home.

Claire & Ryan
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7.23
13 votes

#22 - Claire & Ryan

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/2011

Claire and Ryan need to renovate their Granny flat in order to make it a legal apartment that they can rent to a non-family member. This rental income is critical make their monthly housing expenses.

Dale & Erin
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7.23
13 votes

#23 - Dale & Erin

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/2/2011

Dale and Erin need help updating their basement apartment so they can pay off down debt and take the next step to finally ‘make it official’ – with a ring, a wedding and a family.

Barb & Jamie
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7.25
12 votes

#24 - Barb & Jamie

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/25/2011

Barb and Jamie started renovating three years ago, doing all of the work themselves. Since then, Jamie has been trying to complete the construction after hours and entirely on his own. They need to finish renovating the main floor apartment so that they can rent it and begin to recoup their over-budget renovation and three years of lost rental income.

Kat & Al
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7.25
12 votes

#25 - Kat & Al

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/2/2011

Kat and Al bought the house they were renting in. Due to a mould issue in the basement apartment it’s been gutted and is waiting to be refurbished. They need to finish the basement asap so they can rent it out and have their house pay for itself, as planned.